New York State Requirements

Continuing Education Hours

  • 15 Hours Biennially.
  • No Ethics requirement

License Renewal

  • License renewal date is the agent’s date of birth, biennially.

Courses accepted for CE Credit

  • Classroom Courses / Speech Courses / Seminar Courses
  • Self-Study Courses
  • Online Courses

Courses Subject Requirements

  • Courses must be approved for lines of insurance for which license is held.

Annuity Requirement

  • Carriers must provide product specific training.

Long Term Care Requirement

  • • Licensed producers who sell NY State LTC Partnership insurance must be certified as a Partnership agent. To be certified they must complete a one-time state specific 8-hour training requirement prior to marketing LTCP, which will count toward their total CE requirement. The course is only offered by the New York State Department of Health.
  • Non-resident must meet the NY State LTC Partnership requirements.

Carryover Requirements

  • Credit hours cannot be carried over to the next compliance period.

Course Repetition

  • A licensee cannot ever repeat a course for credit.

Final Exam

  • Final exams are required to be monitored by:
    • A state approved individual or organization.
  • Specific Monitor Affidavit Needed.


  • Non-resident agents whose home state requires CE and has a reciprocal agreement with New York.
  • Individuals who have a limited line license for which an exam is not required in New York.

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

New York Insurance Department

Physical Address

New York State Department of Financial Services Licensing Services Bureau
ATTN: Education Unit, 20th Floor
One Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY 12257

Licensing Division Contact Information

Phone: (518) 474-6630
Fax: (518) 474-5048
State Website:

Broker Educational Sales & Training, Inc. provides this information as a courtesy to our clients. Every effort is made to ensure that the information is accurate. However, this information is subject to change, become outdated, or be incorrect due to new legislation or official rulings. Please check with the state to ensure accuracy.

Revised 06/07/2017.